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  • Maintenance work to affect Manchester water supply

    September 15, 2018 2:00 PM 6

    The National Water Commission (NWC) has advised that due to maintenance work being carried out at the Spur Tree facility in Manchester, production at the Greater Mandeville Water Supply has declined by 50 per cent. As a result, customers who are served by this facility are experiencing either low pressure or periods without piped water. The affected

  • J'can hotel workers relocated due to storm

    September 15, 2018 2:00 PM 8

    With Hurricane Florence making landfall in North Carolina on Friday, the Jamaican Ambassador to the United States is giving reassurances that the Jamaican authorities are working closely with state and hotel officials to ensure the safety of Jamaican guest workers in the affected region of the US east coast. Ambassador Audrey P. Marks said that the embassy

  • Bolt enters space race in zero gravity sprint

    September 15, 2018 12:45 PM 2

    PARIS, France (AFP) — Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt was back on the starting line Thursday — but found it a challenge to stay on his feet in zero-gravity conditions aboard an aeroplane. The 32-year-old briefly broke off from his pursuit of a professional football career with Australia's Central Coast Mariners to travel to France for the event

  • Rotary club awards scholarships to 7 students

    September 15, 2018 12:45 PM 7

    SEVEN students who attend The University of the West Indies, Westwood High, St Andrew High School for Girls, Merl Grove High, and Mannings Hill School in Kingston, Bethel Academy in May Pen and St Mary's College in St Catherine, have been awarded a total of $245,000 by the Rotary Club of St Andrew North's Education Foundation towards books, school fees, boarding

  • Workers fired for selling 15,000 apples to one client in Cuba

    September 15, 2018 2:59 AM 2

    HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Several employees of a Cuban supermarket have been fired for selling 15,000 apples to a single customer in a country regularly plagued by food shortages. State news outlet Granma reported on Friday that the employees involved were let go after news of the sale first broke on the blog of a Cuban journalist, who witnessed it at a supermarket

  • Only two women listed among Forbes top 10 richest J'can-born athletes

    September 14, 2018 2:21 PM 1

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two female athletes are now among Forbes top ten richest Jamaican-born sports stars. Double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and former world and Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown made the September edition of the list of the 10 richest Jamaican born athletes. According to the report, the number one position belongs

  • Fresh water more than..

    September 14, 2018 8:56 AM

    Friends, we asked for it, so give thanks for the rain (24). Our sympathy goes out to those affected by flooding (30), but we could not take the drought, heat and dust anymore. We hope the people of little (10) Dominica and the Carolinas in America will stay safe. Hope there will be no casualties (3). We a beg motorists and pedestrians using Hagley Park and Constant

  • Almost four murders a day so far this month

    September 14, 2018 4:59 AM

    Thirty-two persons were murdered across the island over the first eight days of this month, police statistics have revealed. At the same time, the latest Periodic Crime Statistics Review compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) show that 99 murders were recorded in the 19 police divisions nationwide. This marks the second time this year that murders

  • Government reviewing Petrojam’s HR manager’s $13 million contract

    September 14, 2018 4:59 AM

    The Government is reviewing the multimillion-dollar contract paid to Yolande Ramharrack, the woman employed by the board of Petrojam Limited as its human resources manager, but without the required qualification. Ramharrack was recruited for the post after the forced removal of the former human resources manager, who has since taken the ministry to the Industrial

  • Jamaica in men's International Kickboxing Champs final

    September 14, 2018 2:04 AM 9

    ST JAMES, Jamaica — Jamaica will hope lightning can strike twice in the same place as they go into the men's team fighting finals against England as slight favourites as the the International Sport Karate and Kickboxing Amateur World Championships comes to a close tomorrow night at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James. Four years